The Cubans are coming!

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The Cubans are coming!

Postby Lamont » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 6:40 am

...and don't get started on SMD and their two DCF versions (Haven re-launch) about to launch!
It's all happening!
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Zapruda » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 6:52 am

Yep! A great time to be in the market for an UL tent.

I hope that was a loose back to the future reference as well.

EDIT: I was thinking of the Libyans...
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Lamont » Tue 11 Dec, 2018 3:10 pm

:? Ah "the Libyans". :)
I have been racking my brain all day for the Cuban reference.
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Franco » Thu 13 Dec, 2018 9:15 am

Cubans ?
Close but no cigar.

Not Indians either.
That is close but no sitar.
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby crollsurf » Thu 13 Dec, 2018 10:24 am

This desease has become so serious the government has now released a warning
Due to a recent outbreak of Cubens, all bushwalkers are advised to check their bank accounts and then head for the hills. Cubens have a habit of hiding in backpacks so please check before leaving. If one is found while on the trail, be aware that you have now become infected. There is nothing authorities can do at stage and no known cure. Please notify family and stay in the wilderness for as long as possible.
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby north-north-west » Thu 13 Dec, 2018 11:48 am

This thread is driving me up the wall - and no doubt doing so to every other pedant within 500mH of it. The material is Cuben.
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Orion » Thu 13 Dec, 2018 12:17 pm

north-north-west wrote:This thread is driving me up the wall - and no doubt doing so to every other pedant within 500mH of it. The material is Cuben.


Millihenrys? What do you mean by mH?

The material is no longer Cuben. Get on board, the ship has "sailed". It's DCF now.
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Nuts » Thu 13 Dec, 2018 12:20 pm

And I was thinking 'SMD' was a Cuban tentmaker? (or missile base.. and the end was nigh..)
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Lamont » Thu 13 Dec, 2018 4:03 pm

Wow talk about excitement!
The Cubans are nearly here.
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Turfa » Fri 14 Dec, 2018 3:35 pm

north-north-west wrote:This thread is driving me up the wall - and no doubt doing so to every other pedant within 500mH of it. The material is Cuben.


Then there are the super-pedants who are crying, Nooooo.....it is Dyneema Composite Fabric !!! :-)
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Lamont » Fri 14 Dec, 2018 3:40 pm

Alberto Juantorena
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby johnrs » Fri 14 Dec, 2018 3:44 pm

Don't worry President Chump is building a wall!!
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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby gbagua » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 9:56 pm

El Che would have loved sleeping in one of these babies during his guerrilla campaigns in Bolivia:

https://www.mont.com.au/tents-and-shelters/tents

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Re: The Cubans are coming!

Postby Lamont » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 3:08 pm

In the beginning............"SMD and their two DCF versions" ..........whoops, looks like someone's had a bit too much pre christmas spumante! :lol:
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